Date: Tue Feb 04 2003 - 17:57:08 EST
In a message dated 2/4/03 5:15:35 PM Eastern Standard Time, firstname.lastname@example.org
> I once read, I don't remember where, that in Southern (?) Africa somewhere
> a tribe was found, which had the special blood (chromosome) signs of the
> biblical tribe of Levi.
> Does anyone know about it? And is it true? The people there were black.
> Jan de Koning
I read it but I'm in the same boat you are. I can't remember where - but the
story seemed plausible. Mercenary Jews had a settlement significant enough to
raise a Temple on Elephantine Island in the Nile which is an ancient gateway
to all of Africa and that was during the time of Darius, the Persian king
(Herodotus,Olmstead) and there were ties between ancient Jerusalem and
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